Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal target Daka set for summer move, says agent

Martin Macdonald
Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal target Daka set for summer move, says agent

Patson Daka should leave RB Salzburg this summer in order to pursue a new challenge, in the opinion of his agent Freddie Kanoute.

The emergence of Daka at RB Salzburg has softened the blow of losing maverick striker Erling Haaland, who has gone on to become one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe since his move to Borussia Dortmund in January of 2020.

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In 27 starts in all competitions for the Austrian side, Daka has scored 30 goals and recorded five assists.

Like Haaland and to a lesser extent Hwang Hee-chan, the Zambian is viewed as the next big thing to come out of RB Salzburg, with a transfer to a bigger club seemingly inevitable whether it be this summer or a bit later.

Former player Kanoute, who has several African clients within his agency, thinks Daka should leave at the end of the current campaign.

Speaking to Sky Sports Austria, the former Sevilla and Tottenham centre-forward said:

“I think it’s time for him to take on a new challenge at the end of the season. He really exploded this season. He is improving almost daily.”

Who could sign Patson Daka?

Daka’s exploits for RB Salzburg have naturally attracted attention around the rest of Europe, with several elite clubs believed to be interested in a summer swoop.

According to the report from Sky Sports Austria, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Manchester City are among the teams credited with an interest.

FootballTransfers recently completed a profile on Daka which includes information on what kind of player he is and a list of the places he could potentially move to should he leave RB Salzburg.

The player himself has previously indicated a desire to play in the Premier League in order to follow in the footsteps of his fellow Africans Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.